All you need to know about China and the dynamics of Sino-US relations
The SCO, as a multilateral platform, should serve as an important channel to disseminate accurate information about China and its policies and make the establishment of genuine multilateralism a reality.
China's birth rate in 2020 is likely to be 8.52 per 1,000, below 10 for the first time, while the natural population growth rate during the same period is expected to be 1.45 per 1,000, according to China Statistical Yearbook 2021 released by the National Bureau of Statistics.
Some Western media outlets have been claiming that China will "take over" large-scale infrastructure facilities such as airports and ports in some African countries if those countries' governments fail to repay China's loans. Some Western officials and biased international organizations allege that China is engaged in "neocolonialism" in Africa and has been plundering African resources.
That 2021 is drawing to a close means the Joe Biden administration has been in office for nearly one year. What has Biden's presidency been like?
The Japanese government insists on discharging nuclear contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea ignoring the opposition of many countries including China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, Russia and South Pacific island states. On Friday Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority officially started to review a plan for discharging nuclear-contaminated water into the sea.
The Central Economic Work Conference held early this month mapped out the path of China's economy in 2022. Apart from highlighting stability as the top priority, the conference also laid out the road map for addressing short-term economic issues and challenges, and decided to keep a firm eye on the country's key long-term goals.
Thanks to the "double reduction" policy, many Chinese private tutoring giants including New Oriental Education and Technology Group, TAL Education Group and Juren Education have announced that they will terminate their tutoring business for primary to junior high school students (the nine-year compulsory education period) by the end of this year.
Traditional Chinese culture has become increasingly popular among youths, who are taking greater interest in historical and cultural sites and relics such as the Palace Museum (the Forbidden City), the Sanxingdui cultural artifacts (second millennium BC objects found at the Sanxingdui archaeological site in Sichuan province) and the representation of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes through virtual reality.
Editor's note: Social and cultural changes in 2021 continued to influence people's lives while improved social governance and rising public interest and participation in cultural events contributed significantly to social stability. Yet some changes have created new challenges for the country. Three experts share their views on what these changes and challenges mean to the country with China Daily:
Beyond its historical significance, the Winter Games comes at a time when humanity has been challenged like few times before－and issued an ultimatum that either we come together or fall apart.
The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation has transformed into a comprehensive strategic and cooperation platform for China and African countries.
The National Institute of International Strategy at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has analyzed the security environment in the Asia-Pacific, particularly the US' role in the region, in its annual report on regional security.
The concept of building a community with a shared future for mankind and the Belt and Road Initiative are part of China's approach to promote global sustainable development and common prosperity, and make important contribution to the world.
The supply chain crisis that has hit the United States is likely to continue into 2022. The crisis has already led to the highest inflation in the US in 30 years, which in turn has deepened the supply chain problem.
Following the earlier announcement made by the chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in her 2021 Policy Address about Mandatory Provident Fund investments into bonds issued by the Central People's Government and Chinese mainland policy banks, the HKSAR government's Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau and the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority have completed the review on this matter. The implementation plan and timetable are set out as follows.
A review of the available information on the US president's National Security Strategy, the US defense secretary's National Security Strategy, and the US Department of Defense's Study on Future Force Structure and Deployments, the three strategic documents the US is expected to release in January 2022, and the views of some US experts, give us an insight into the key points of the Joe Biden administration's strategy toward China.
China has mapped out the priorities for its economic policy in 2022, highlighting stability as a major priority at the recently concluded annual Central Economic Work Conference.
Maintaining economic stability and higher-quality development, and achieving "common prosperity" are priority areas for China. But in pursuit of higher-quality development, China remains mindful of the importance of creating millions of jobs every year. Will China succeed in realizing its goals?
The China-Laos-Myanmar-Thailand joint patrol and law enforcement mechanism, launched in 2011, is the first joint security cooperation mechanism between the four countries for the Mekong River. It was established to meet the security challenges and better protect the region's environment to ensure the common development of the river basin.
US President Joe Biden hosted the "Summit for Democracy" last week so he and some other countries' leaders could talk about how "democratic" and great they are. Like "freedom" and "human rights", we can count "democracy" as another term that's lost its meaning after being trotted out by the country that cares least about it.
While addressing the Understanding China Conference in Guangzhou, via video link, earlier this month, President Xi Jinping said that to understand China one must strive to understand the Communist Party of China. Which gains added importance because the CPC is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this year.
The recently concluded Central Economic Work Conference paid special attention to the real estate industry, especially because the near collapse of property giant Evergrande has caused panic across the industry in China and alarmed stock exchanges around the world.
In 2018, Steve Bannon, then-US President Donald Trump's chief strategist, argued that the United States needed to "decouple" from China. Since then, the term has become a fixture in discussions of Sino-American relations－to the point that some, such as former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, have warned that it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. How salient is that risk today?
Clearing the technology bottlenecks created by foreign entities is necessary for China to become self-reliant in science and technology, and build a modern socialist society by 2035.
The just concluded Central Economic Work Conference highlighted the importance of China's two carbon goals－realizing peak carbon emissions before 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality before 2060－not only for the country but also for the global fight against climate change, one of the world's most prominent global challenges. China, as a country with international responsibility, has long proved to be one that can seize opportunities from challenges. By following a low-carbon development path, China will both be a beneficiary and contributor.
US President Joe Biden has striven to re-activate "traditional value-oriented diplomacy" and made it one of his diplomatic tools to reshape the United States' relations with its allies and reclaim its global leadership since his inauguration in January. The "Summit for Democracy", a first-of-its-kind meeting, is a typical example of what Biden calls value-oriented diplomacy.
The information released after the Central Economic Work Conference lays the road map for addressing short-term economic issues and challenges, while keeping a firm eye on the country's key long-term goals.
China's accession to the World Trade Organization in December 2001 has proven to be one of the most significant economic events in modern world history, as it created a win-win outcome for all.
Sequential growth in China almost stalled in the third quarter of 2021 owing to sporadic COVID-19 outbreaks, regulatory tightening and power shortages, in addition to the lagged effect of macro policy normalization. The government, acknowledging the downside risks to the economy, recently fine-tuned real estate policy and boosted coal supply to prevent further slowdown in construction and production.
The recent Sixth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China adopted an important resolution which reviewed the Party's achievements in the 100 years since its founding, and charted the country's future course of action.
Just short of entering the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world economy is still in a precarious state. The US economy is unlikely to achieve its promised growth rate of 7-8 percent, and Europe and other regions face obstacles in their way to full recovery due to emergence new variants waves of the novel coronavirus.
Whole-process people's democracy covers all aspects of democracy in the national governance system and construction of governance, and provides the systemic guarantee for governing the country for the people.
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